Assisted living is a relatively new concept in elder services. It's a residential community for those who are no longer able to live in their own home and care for themselves. An assisted living community combines the best of all worlds; residents have a private living space that varies in size from a studio to a one or two bedroom unit.
Laundry, transportation, and cleaning services as well as some social activities are available at additional fees. Facilities offer 2-3 meals a day in a restaurant-like atmosphere. There is the security of knowing that help is always available in an emergency. Residents are able to enjoy living independently while free of the stresses of caring for a large home.
Dining rooms, large community spaces, and planned social activities decrease the social isolation of seniors and create daily opportunities to socialize and form new friendships. Some facilities even permit residents to bring their small pets to live with them.
Some assisted living facilities specialize in safe and secure environments for people living with dementia.
The LifePlans' Provider Pathway network of providers includes facilities across the country offering a discount to LifePlans' clients. Because of our discounted contractual fees, many of our clients are able to save thousands of dollars every year they live in the facility.
Karen called the Provider Pathway from her car while traveling to check on her two elderly parents in another state. She knew they could no longer care for themselves and wanted them to relocate to an assisted living facility near her own home. Her parents had been resisting such a move for a long time. Her father had limited vision and was helping to supervise and care for her mother who was diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's disease a year ago and was just recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Karen was relieved to locate a newly constructed assisted living facility near her own home that could meet both her mother's need for a secure unit because of the Alzheimer's disease and her father's need for a residential environment free of meal preparation and other daily responsibilities.
She called the Provider Pathway to determine whether the facility was in our network. Her financially conservative father was convinced to move into the assisted living facility because the Provider Pathway reduced rate was saving Karen's parents a combined total of almost $800.00 per month on their rental fees. That's more than $8,000 a year!
Please call LifePlans' Provider Pathway at 1-800-886-7404 or Contact Us on the web for more information to help make the transition process a little easier and to learn about the savings opportunities